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Application pending for 6.0 CLE credits by the Florida Bar.  The 6.0 credits will also qualify as Certification Credits for International Litigation & Arbitration and International Law.


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Conference Itinerary

Join us for a day packed with debates, discussions and presentations from some of the leading Arbitrators and international trade dispute resolution experts from around the world.

Registration and Networking

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.


Light breakfast


Welcome Remarks
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.


Richard C. Lorenzo, Chairman, Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS) and Regional Managing Partner - Americas, Hogan Lovells LLP. Thayane Machin Martinez, President, Miami Law International Arbitration Society Student Organization


1st Debate 
9:20 -10:45 a.m.


Proposition I:  ISDS will no longer exist in 20 years

Moderator: Bernardo Cremades, Founding Partner, B. Cremades y Asociados (Madrid) 


Debaters for the proposition: Margie-Lys Jaime, Legal Adviser, Office of Investment Arbitration, Ministry of Economy & Finance - Panama, and Diego Gosis, Partner, GST LLP

Debaters against the proposition: Renzo Seminario Cordova, Sr. Associate, King & Spalding and Deva Villanúa, Independent Arbitrator (Madrid)


Coffee break 

10:45– 11:15 a.m


2nd Debate 
11:15 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Proposition II:  A rule against double hatting will impede the generational change in ISDS arbitrators


Moderator: Katharine Menéndez de la Cuesta, Partner, Holland & Knight  (US)

Debaters for the proposition: Mélida N. Hodgson, Partner, Arnold Porter (US) and Andrés Moreno, Partner, Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados (Bolivia)

Debaters against the proposition: Juan Carlos Castillo, Partner, Aguilar Castillo Love (Guatemala) and Elisabeth Eljuri, Elisabeth Eljuri P.A. (US)


Keynote Address

12:40 – 2:10 p.m.

Introduced by MAW23 Platinum Sponsor, Henry Burnett, Partner, King & Spalding and MIAS Director

Keynote Address and Lunch, Alexis Mourre, Founding Partner, MGC Arbitration (France) Interview by Jonathan C. Hamilton, Partner White & Case and Distinguished Faculty Chair, International Arbitration LL.M., University of Miami School of Law


Tylney Hall-style symposium

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.


Symposium Moderators: Christian Leathley, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills (US) and Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, Arbitrtor, Sicard Mirabal ADR (US)

Closing Remarks

3:45 – 3:55 p.m.


Closing Remarks: Richard Lorenzo Chairman, Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS) and Regional Managing Partner - Americas, Hogan Lovells LLP (US)



It's going to be a great day!

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